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The Compleat Beatles (1982)

Video  -  Documentary | Music  -  October 1982 (USA)
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A documented account of the life and career of the Fab Four, from their early years in Liverpool to their breakup, featuring rare interview and concert footage.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Narrator (voice)
Gerry Marsden ...
Himself - Gerry and the Pacemakers
Allan Williams ...
Himself - Beatles' First Manager
Bill Harry ...
Himself - Editor: Mersey Beat
Tony Sheridan ...
Himself
Horst Fascher ...
Himself - Manager: Star Club, Hamburg
Billy J. Kramer ...
Himself
Bob Wooler ...
Himself - DJ: Cavern Club
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Himself - Record Producer
Nicholas Schaffner ...
Himself - Author, The Beatles Forever
Milton Okun ...
Himself - Record Producer-Arranger
Bruce Johnston ...
Himself - The Beach Boys
Lenny Kaye ...
Himself - Guitarist
Wilfred Mellers ...
Himself - Musicologist
...
Herself
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A documented account of the life and career of the Fab Four, from their early years in Liverpool to their breakup, featuring rare interview and concert footage. Written by Hiphats

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Saw this on TV one night and was awestruck
4 June 2006 | by (Ogden, UT) – See all my reviews

Some time in the 80s this aired on TV and I happened upon it. I have always been a fan of the Beatles, but after seeing this documentary I had a whole new appreciation for their remarkable history. What struck me the most was the extent that George Martin influenced the band. He truly was "the fifth Beatle". McDowell's narration is superbly executed, and the writing/directing is such that it flows smoothly, keeping the viewed interested--like reading chapters from a good book. I was able to find a used VHS copy of this documentary on EBay but am really hoping they come out with a DVD since I find myself watching it over and over again. I love sharing this video with friends who have even a passing interest in the Beatles.


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